From time to time you are struck by a personality which offers such warmth and enthusiasm that it can be hard not be caught up in the magic of it all. However, Jonny Rock has as much talent as he does have charisma and is arguably one of the nicest people in electronic music. With far reaching tastes, inspired tales and a lot of mischief to boot he has helped channel a new wave of musicality which see's disc jockeys draw for the abstract, the obscure and the original. As a dj he is unrivalled with many looking to him as a pivotal figure amidst the community.
For those who have ever had the pleasure of watching Jonny DJ you will know that he has the capability to meander through a whimsical journey spanning the breadths of Middle Eastern influences, classic house, dub, disco, soul, funk and beyond. No holds barred - free spirited and free flowing, his sets can be ANYTHING.
Towards the tail end of last year he released a two track EP on ESP Institute, the longstanding label run by Lovefingers. A hard hitting techno affair and a testament to the variation in style.
Across the course of Jonny's career he has built up a keen circle of familiar faces and friends, each with as much passion for music as himself - the list below is a homage to this. In his own words...
"Instead of the razmatazz and jazz lp's while I was in my nappies story, I wanted to talk about the influences i've had the pleasure in meeting, jamming along and hearing."
I met him as he swam in a pool under the trees (before romantic dj dinners there was romantic dj swims but not many people know that) in Cesme, Turkey. A 2 day hangout led to rides through the scenic routes and an impromptu b2b of hippie jams which led to the foundation of hugz today. Potent innovative musical vision. From all tings electronique to the sound of tumble wind finger up yer love.